Lauren Carleton, PT, DPT, CHT

Clinical Director

Lauren is the Clinical Director of SPEAR’s Tribeca location and a Certified Hand Therapist. Lauren moved to NYC in 2010, where she attended and graduated from Columbia University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. At Columbia, Lauren was the APTA representative for Columbia’s PT program, attending student conclaves and actively participating in APTA events. Prior to graduate school, Lauren received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from The University of Western Ontario, a small town outside of Toronto, her hometown.

Lauren has most of her clinical experience in outpatient orthopaedics. With recent Hand Therapy exposure, Lauren hopes to become a Certified Hand Therapist. Along with hand experience, she loves to work with a variety of different patients, body parts,and injuries and is currently studying for her Certification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. Since joining the SPEAR team, she has also become more involved with Pelvic Floor and Chronic Pain patients, and has started teaching the Pelvicore class.

After making the move to NYC, Lauren fell in love with the people and the city. She loves spending her free time visiting her family in Toronto, and housing all of her Canadian visitors. She was not active in sports throughout college, but did find her calling later in life when she started practicing Muay Thai, which she did until her move to NYC. Lauren likes to stay active, trying out new running routes around the city and taking salsa lessons in her neighborhood, as well as spending time enjoying what the city has to offer with her family and friends.


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